Thursday, July 20, 2017

Plant Sciences, Inc. Executive Daniel Nelson Joins UnitedAg Board of Directors

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Plant Sciences, Inc. Executive Daniel Nelson Joins UnitedAg Board of Directors

Santa Cruz County-based agricultural leader brings global expertise to trade association board

IRVINE, Calif., July 19, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced today that Daniel Nelson, Vice President & Chief Business Officer for Watsonville, Calif.-based Plant Sciences, Inc. (PSI), a global agricultural research and consulting company, has been elected to the association’s Board of Directors. He becomes the seventh agribusiness leader to currently serve on the UnitedAg Board.

“Daniel was raised in the California agricultural community and understands our industry, its challenges and opportunities, quite literally from the ground up,” said UnitedAg Board Chairman Anthony Vollering, CEO of GrowLink, Inc. “His deep commitment to the ag community, broad business and scientific knowledge of our industry, and extensive experience with national and international agribusiness clients, make Daniel an outstanding addition to the United Ag Board of Directors.”

“I’m pleased and honored to join the UnitedAg Board and look forward to working with my fellow directors and the organization’s executive leadership and staff to achieve UnitedAg’s goals aimed at advancing the health, education, advocacy and future of our industry,” said Nelson.

In addition to Vollering, Nelson joins the following other members of UnitedAg’s Board: Aaron “A.J.” Cisney, General Manager for Rancho Guadalupe, LLC; Veronica Urzua, Treasurer Senior Director of Human Resources and Risk Management for Pacific International Marketing; Les Graulich, CFO and Secretary/Treasurer for Plantel Nurseries, Inc.; Jerry Pogorzelski, CFO of Saticoy Lemon Association; and Raul Solis, a human resources professional with Moody Western Cooling.

About UnitedAg

Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit or call (800) 223-4590.

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